Comedian Kate Quigley will never ‘take this life for granted’ after fentanyl overdose that killed Fuquan Johnson
Kate Quigley has been released from the hospital after a fentanyl overdose at a Los Angeles party earlier this month that left three friends, including comedian Fuquan Johnson, dead.
The 39-year-old comedian went home Saturday and “finally had the time & clarity to put my feelings on paper,” she wrote in a lengthy statement on Twitter.
“I feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind messages and am incredibly grateful to be surrounded by a strong community of friends, family, colleagues, and fans who have offered their support during this time; and to the team of paramedics, nurses, and doctors who saved my life,” she wrote.
Quigley and a group of friends were at a party on Sept. 3 when they took cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, according to TMZ.
Comedians Fuquan “Fu” Johnson and Enrico Colangeli and friend Natalie Williamson overdosed and died, and Quigley was rushed to the hospital.
“I am still shocked & devastated by the loss of my friends Fu, Rico, and Natalie,” Quigley wrote. “Words cannot describe the pain I am feeling & I will be changed forever by their passings.”
But the traumatic experience gave Quigley time to think.
“There are so many things I want to say, but I’m not ready. When I am, I will,” she wrote. “Until then, all I can say is: Tell your people that you love them every day. Stay safe. And please don’t take this life for granted. I did, and I never will again.”